What Hearthstone Sets Rotate in 2020 – Standard Rotation Date!

The Standard Rotation is one of the biggest events in Hearthstone every year! Let's take a look at how this will all go down in 2020.

The Hearthstone Standard Rotation in 2020 is just around the corner, so it's time to take a look at which sets are going to be making the transition to Wild! We'll be going over when the rotation will happen, how the standard rotation works, which sets are going to be rotating, and the most important cards that we'll be losing in the game!

The Standard rotation in Hearthstone is probably the most exciting event each year if you are slinging cards in the tavern. This generally brings big changes to the game as it takes a large amount of powerful cards that were previously featured in a lot of top tier decks out of the format. In most cases, we get a pretty fresh new meta to work with and it lets a lot of cards from the previous expansions to potentially shine. Cards that were not playable in the past can make a statement in this fresh new meta. This is also the point in the format with the least amount of cards to work with.

This time of year also gives us the potential for additions to the Hall of Fame. If you were unaware, each year Blizzard decides if certain cards from the Classic set should be rotated into the Hall of Fame. Cards in this set are no longer usable in the Standard format. We've seen cards such as Ice BlockRagnaros the Firelord , and  Azure Drake make the jump to this set in previous years.

Hearthstone Standard 2020 Rotation Date

Based on leaks, it looks like the Ashes of Outland expansion is going to be released on April 7th, 2020. That means the standard rotation will happen on the same date! The Priest Update and Hall of Fame will happen at a separate date, which is March 26th, 2020.

How the Standard Rotation Works

Once the first expansion of the year is announced and we get the release date we are on a countdown to the rotation. Cards that will head to the Hall of Fame will be announced. If you own any of those cards, you will be given a full dust refund for them up to a collectible amount and the highest quality. What this means is that if a Legendary card rotates, you will get 1,600 arcane dust if you own a normal version of it. If you own two of them, you will still only receive 1,600 dust. If you own a golden copy and a regular copy, you will receive dust for only the golden copy (3,200 arcane dust). If it's an Epic or lesser rarity you will get dust for two copies of what you own. If you own four of the cards and one of them is golden, you will get dust for a normal version and the golden version. Keep in mind that you get to keep the cards, so this dust is completely free. If you don't own the cards, you can craft them for free (you get the dust back once they give it out) and use them in Wild!

Once the new expansion is finally released, you will then no longer be able to use the three sets from 2018 in Standard.

Which Sets are Rotating in 2020?

So, that ultimately brings us to which sets are going to be rotating in the new year. Let's take a look at how each year breaks down, and then discuss which expansions are rotating out in 2020.

Year of the Phoenix Sets

Year of the Dragon Sets

The Year of the Dragon kicked off on April 9th, 2019 with the release of Rise of Shadows.

The Classic and Basic sets are always going to be apart of Standard unless Blizzard makes a drastic change. That means there are the three sets from 2018 that are going to be removed: Rastakhan's Rumble, The Boomsday Project, and The Witchwood.

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  1. Is there anyway to get these cards again

    1. Yes, but you have to craft them with Arcane Dust.

  2. They totally destroyed the Warlock sets. Its not only the Cube they removed , but almost every important card !! I build a set so hard and not i just cant play it !! Goodbye Hearthstone for me !!

  3. So for lich king, priest quest, priest hero, mage hero and all other cards, I received only 3900 dust? Are they fu***** robing me?!

    1. No, you just get low return on disenchanting unfortunately.

  4. So if I dont play wild, would it be best to disenchant the cards listed above?

    1. If you really want the dust, you can disenchant the stuff that is going to Wild. I hear some people regret it though, and you can use some of those old cards for Tavern Brawls if that’s something you play. I would really think about it before doing it.

      1. your not gonna play the game forever just dust anything u dont play. i dont have any rouge or paladin or worrier cards i disenchant them as soon as i get them. but in the other hand i have any deck that i think is fun to play. as i said your not gonna play the game forever just enjoy the time that you spend on it

        1. Worrier 😀 Good advice, I have disenchanted those cards that are clearly worse copies of already existing cards. I sometimes venture out to the wild and its nice to have options in your collection. Also for tavern brawls the older cards are sometimes useful to create busted decks.